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Busy street lined with some of Victoria's biggest tourist attractions.
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's right by the harbour, a great building. It's hard to miss and will be a part of anyone's visit in Victoria.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank WendyHP
Reviewed 5 days ago

The usual array of tourist shops, selling t shirts and other souvenirs. A couple of great finds, the bookstore (Munroes, spelling is wrong) is incredible. Lots of restaurants to pick from. Just enjoy the smell and the sound of the water as you walk, we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SPH78
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Government Street is downtown Victoria’s main tourist street - it is very walkable, there’s lots of gifts shops & restaurants. It starts at the waterfront by Douglas St. (Which it ends up running parallel to) walking up .. you come to the entrance of Bastion...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank S_Leach
Reviewed 1 week ago

Main street which takes you through downtown, past the harbour, (Captain Cook), the Empress Hotel, where there is a stand on the pavement for Gray Line tours which is convenient.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mvine42
Reviewed 1 week ago

As combining British and Canadian atmosphere with an air of freshness of French Riviera, walking here was really enjoyable especially when coming from the cold Alaska. Some interesting street artists!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Danièle D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour of Victoria started out with a drive up and down Government Street. It is the main way to move around the area. Lots of traffic, shops, and restaurants. A really great place to people watch!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ADolores
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a tourist and you don't have a lot of time, this may be your street to check out. It really is a lovely walk, starting from the Parliament Building/Empress Hotel/BC Museum/IMAX where there are nice views of the Inner Harbour, horse-drawn buggies...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Canucksontheloose
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great shopping for all of those tourist needs and more! Bars and restaurants along this street also really popular and the two we tried were fab!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Janice W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The north end of Government St is not safe. That’s where the prostitutes hang out. If you’re not dressed like a local, men may try to pick you up.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 2Coasts1Babe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy street lined with some of Victoria's biggest tourist attractions. Great street for eat, shopping, sight seeing, people watching (specially homeless)

Date of experience: August 2019
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DVLH93
October 15, 2018|
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Response from gooilersLeduc | Reviewed this property |
Depending on what time of year it is as to who is open on weekends and who is open late.Go and enjoy yourself it is Victoria.
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